I like to Google. Google and I have formed a friendship, as I know that
1. Google will always be there
2. We all know, the internet doesn't lie
3. Along with number two, the internet is never wrong... right?
So I google everything from recipes, to ear infections; coupon codes to homemade finger paint pointers, from blogs to tips on getting that icky ammonia stink out of cloth diapers.
I google so much that a friend recently gave me a nick name: McGoogle.
The point of my story is that in my recent googleing in found an awesome Tomato Soup recipe!!! I modified it a bit and it turned out delicious!
Tuscan Tomato Bisque
Two regular sized cans of low sodium Chicken Broth
One 28oz can of diced tomatoes
One 28oz can crushed tomatoes
Two cups of baby carrots
Two Tbls balsamic vinegar
Two Tbls minced garlic
Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot, add the garlic until it smells delicious. Add both cans of tomatoes, the broth, and the balsamic vinegar. Add the spices to taste (pretty much equal palm-fulls). Add the baby carrots. Boil about 20 minutes (until carrots are tender). Blend the soup with hand blender. Add milk slowly while blending - add the amount of milk until you reach desired color of the soup. I added about 3/4 cup probably.
I served the soup with 3 Cheese Grilled Cheese. I used shredded sharp cheddar and shredded swiss for the inside of the sammys and used parmesean on the outside of the bread. Oh the yumminess.
Logan ate dinner for an hour. ONE HOUR. He ate more soup than I did.